Prescribed fire is an important management tool for improving bighorn sheep habitat and reducing hazardous fuels in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA).
Hazardous Fuels - On The Increase
Juniper woodland composes about 40% of Bighorn Canyon NRA and is important habitat to the long-term viability of the park’s small bighorn sheep population. Expanding juniper competes with forage grasses and impede the ability of bighorn sheep to avoid predation by detecting mountain lions.
Reintroducing The Natural Process
(Source: Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center)
Last updated: February 24, 2015